Across the pond

AFF’s regional manager overseas, Esther Thomas, has seen an increase in the number of enquiries from families assigned to America. And as she’s discovered, no two postings to the States are the same… ES...

Retention extension

SEVERAL families have approached us having received a letter from Amey saying that as the serving person’s posting doesn’t match their current SFA location, they need to move and, if they are more than three mo...

A home from home

The Services Cotswold Centre offers short-term accommodation for varying situations, whether you have a welfare issue and need temporary accommodation, you’re between postings, or your soldier is leaving the ar...

Council Tax teaser

IF YOU’RE posted abroad and you own a home back in the UK, which is vacant but furnished, you’re no longer entitled to the second home council tax reduction. AFF has become aware of a few families being char...

Help on the ladder

GREAT news! The Forces Help to Buy (FHTB) scheme, which can help you to buy your own home, has been extended for a further three years until the end of 2022. The scheme allows your soldier to borrow an inter...

The big move

Salisbury Plain was bustling with removal lorries over the summer with the arrival of families who’ve been part of the huge rebasing programme. Hopefully by now all your boxes have gone, the family has visited,...